Real Weddings: Katie + Paul


Katie and Paul’s wedding embodies so much of what I believe weddings should be – it’s full of sentiment and love, held in a place with meaning to the couple, and the photos, by Avery House, are truly lovely.

Katie says:

It all started when Paul planned the perfect proposal at Hidden Falls Ranch in Wayside Texas. Hidden Falls has played an enormous role in my life. It is where I grew up going every summer and where I met Paul. However, I had no idea how big a role it would play until March 8, 2009 when the love of my life led me down a path to a place called West Point. There, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him next to the Palo Duro Canyon, an antique church pew, and fabric blowing in the wind.

Vintage Door HangerFluffy White Bouquet

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Multicolored Purple Bridesmaids Dresses

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All of the metal folding chairs were vintage and came from an old abandoned school. Katie and Paul made sure to keep the funky green padding, and spray painted the chairs to dress them up.

Ring Bearer in Red TieBride in Blue Gown and White Peony Bouquet

I love these bridesmaids dresses!  Fun, beautiful, and comfy, and sure to be worn again!

Purple Multicolored Casual Bridesmaids Dresses

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From Katie:

My inspiration for the reception began with a dark teal bottle and a peacock feather. I really wanted the wedding and reception to have an eclectic family picnic feel. I had so much fun finding the decor, and I actually ended up using a vase that my great grandmother made as one of my centerpieces.

Lights and Origami Stars Wedding Decor Ideas

Reserved Table SignLamp Centerpiece

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Covered Votive Holder

Silverware Rolled and Tied with RibbonCoffee Beans in Vase Centerpiece

Wedding Cake with Purple Lace RibbonPaper Lanterns

Votive Holders

The birdcages, lanterns, lights, and mason jar drinking glasses filled with tea really turned out perfect. I loved how relaxed it felt; it was truly like a great big picnic with an awesome canyon view.

Gold Branches in Vases CenterpieceBirdcage Centerpiece Wedding Ideas

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Stevi and Matt, thank you so much for sharing your amazing work with EAD, and Katie, I loved hearing your story and seeing how your inspiration came together into such a beautiful event!


Photography – Avery House
Location – Hidden Falls Ranch
Gown – Mon Cheri
Bridesmaids dresses – Hazel
Ties – The Tie Bar
Bakery – Cakes and Catering of Amarillo
Floral – Amy Thoennes
Rentals – Display Concepts Party Rental

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16 comments on “Real Weddings: Katie + Paul

  1. Alice writes...

    Impressive photos. Especially the ones of the bride and her attendents.Mind if I use some of the ideas giving credit it’s due of course?. Love the idea of having a wedding or any party in that setting.

  2. Ami Elizabeth writes...

    @alice of course, i’m sure katie would be honored, as am i!

  3. I am obsessed with the dress! I love that in certain lights the white really stands out and in others the teal/blue/seafoam/seamist really stands out. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I usually hate wedding dresses of colors other than white, but I now realize it’s because of the tone of the color like bright red, dark black, bright green, I’ve never seen a light color like this. Other color dresses end up looking to prom like to me. This is still VERY bridal!

  4. Tiffany blakney writes...

    How did you make the paper stars? I love them and would like to make them!

  5. Kristy writes...

    I love the cake. I can’t see too much of it but from the angle but what I do see it’s beautiful. I hope this isn’t too strange but would you happen to have a picture of the full cake that I could see? I would really appreciate it, thank you so much.

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